K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

23 May


Hello and welcome to a new week, it’s time to get up close and personal for today’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

On Friday, I left you a prompt which asked for close ups of whatever you fancied shooting; whether that meant photographing miniscule insects, doing an intimate portrait study of your own face, or zooming into the microscopic world of cells and crystals, making tiny stuff bigger is essentially what we’re after here.

I chose to go with a couple of interesting rocks from Audrey’s selection of gemstones, fossils and geological curiosities that she has collected or been given over the last few years.
I thought I’d post both the full sized and close up versions of the two specimens, along with this first shot of the pair of them inside a 5″ frog mussel shell, to give you an idea of scale.


First the stone with rock crystals growing on it…


…and here’s the more detailed, slightly enhanced view;


Followed by the lump of iron pyrite…


…and a close up of the strange, alien landscape formations on the surface;


GO HERE to see K’lee’s submission for the week.

So, what did you come up with this week?


To get involved with the challenge, post a photo to your blog, add a pingback to this post (or to K’lee’s) and don’t forget to tag your post #CosPhoChal.
Alternatively, add a link to your blog in the comments of either mine or K’lee’s post and we’ll come and check out your entry.

Any and all effects, editing, Photoshop, Instagram, morphing, collages or whatever other post production techniques you fancy are permitted, (in fact, they’re actively encouraged!) so get creative and turn your photos into artworks for the Cosmic Photo Challenge.



Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Photography


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16 responses to “K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge…

  1. dalecooper57

    May 23, 2016 at 12:48

    Reblogged this on Photo Sans Frontiers and commented:

    Here’s this week’s sparkly offering for the Cosmic Photo Challenge…

  2. K'lee L.

    May 23, 2016 at 16:21

    These are great. The second closeup reminds me of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude. The crystals in it resemble this.

  3. LindaGHill

    May 23, 2016 at 21:24

    Wow. Makes me wish I had more than just a phone to take pictures with. 😛

    • dalecooper57

      May 23, 2016 at 22:00

      That’s all I’ve got.

    • dalecooper57

      May 23, 2016 at 22:03

      It’s all part of the challenge, improvising with what you have. ;~}

      • LindaGHill

        May 23, 2016 at 22:09

        Your phone must have a better camera than mine – if I crop too much I end up with pixels.

      • dalecooper57

        May 23, 2016 at 22:12

        I have a 20 megapixel camera, but even then, I still took a pretty tight close up of the stones to start with, so cropping afterwards was still quite easy.

      • LindaGHill

        May 23, 2016 at 22:19

        Mine’s 5 megapixels. 😛

      • dalecooper57

        May 23, 2016 at 22:27

        Ah, well I do make that a requirement when I’m looking at a new phone; a good camera.

      • LindaGHill

        May 23, 2016 at 23:31

        It will be mine too, when I get a new phone.

  4. thesmilingpilgrim

    May 23, 2016 at 23:36

    It’s almost like looking at really cool art with those indepth pictures.

    Awesome :)!

    • dalecooper57

      May 24, 2016 at 09:56

      Thanks, I’m glad you think so, that’s the idea of the challenge.

    • dalecooper57

      May 24, 2016 at 10:06

      Excellent, thank you for your participation. Great photo.


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